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“Then must I hew a passage,” cried the stranger, with his shoulder braced round and his hand upon his hilt. “I am not to be stopped on the king’s service by every gadabout.”
“Should you be a gentleman of quarterings and coat-armor,” lisped Sir Nigel, “I shall be very blithe to go further into the matter with you. If not, I have three very worthy squires, any one of whom would take the thing upon himself, and debate it with you in a very honorable way.”
The man scowled from one to the other, and his hand stole away from his sword.The White Company Doyle, Arthur Conan 1891
“Ten minutes’ talk with you, my good sir,” said Holmes in the sweetest of voices.
“I’ve no time to talk to every gadabout. We want no strangers here. Be off, or you may find a dog at your heels.”
Holmes leaned forward and whispered something in the trainer’s ear. He started violently and flushed to the temples. “It’s a lie!” he shouted, “an infernal lie!”
“Very good. Shall we argue about it here in public or talk it over in your parlour?”The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes Doyle, Arthur Conan 1894